Only 16 percent of U.S. adults use Twitter, and only half of them get news via the short-message social network, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. That’s far fewer than Facebook, where 30 percent of American adults get their news.
This really is Mac versus PC all over again, as iOS hit its lowest levels since 2010.
This NSA document seems to prove once and for all that American three-letter agencies do indeed possess strong capabilities for both finding vulnerable computers and then hacking or cracking them to aide in investigations.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more companies are asking President Barack Obama and the U.S. congress for greater transparency on PRISM, NSA surveillance of Americans, and government requests for data about their customers.
That’s an interesting prediction, more for who it doesn’t include than who it does include.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
There are two key problems that require immediate remediation in Congress, according to the coalition of companies, politicians, and nonprofits: jobs, and fairness.
“Today’s news marks the first time a government entity has published law as a living, collaborative document,” Balter said. “We’re excited to see how the Open Data Policy evolves with the input of the community, and we hope this is just the first of many.”
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
Despite pages growing from 56% to 75% bigger, the web is getting faster. Especially on mobile — and especially in the U.S.
The VB Store is offering a set of BodyGuardz Bumps earbuds with microphone – for only $19 during this limited time offer.
Sponsored Post If you’re a music aficionado, it’s time to upgrade to one of the most unique sets of headphones on the market.
Guest Post The process of implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.
So Apple has top market share in the U.S., and Samsung is close on its heels, that much we know. But the sheer scale of the dominance is simply shocking.
Verizon is the king of fast cellular networks in America, or so it says. And it’s hard to argue with the company’s numbers.
Guest Post The nation’s app store can be likened to the state of Nevada in 1951, when nuclear weapons testing sprouted a continuous stream of mushroom clouds throughout the flatland.
Apple has reached the highest smartphone market share ever thanks to strong sales of the iPhone 5, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Apple has updated the maps that Australian police warned about yesterday, moving the town of Mildura out of Murray Sunset National Park and back where it belongs. But there are still problems right here at home.
Apple is spending $100 million bringing some Mac manufacturing back to the U.S. That sounds like good news to those who are worried about the decline of U.S. manufacturing. But not to all.
There’s more of just about everything in Nielsens’ 2012 state of the social union report … all except the poor old PC.
2012 may not mark the end of the world, but it may signal a nasty end to the perhaps not great — but also not terrible — economic malaise of the United States.
Obama, whose mastery of social media has certainly played a huge role in his victory, tweeted simply this: Four more years.
More than thirty million people have already voted in the U.S. presidential election. Over half a million of them are named John.
Tomorrow Americans will vote for a president, new or continuing. Social media users, however, have already decided who has won — at least in their tweets, shares, and likes.
In a major turn-around, Android smartphones now account for a majority of mobile web traffic in the U.S and Canada. That’s a massive change from May of this very year, when Apple owned 72 percent of smartphone traffic, compared to only 26% for all Android phones.
The U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee and telecommunications vendor Cisco are agreed on one thing: Chinese networking equipment companies can’t be trusted.
“Entrepreneurship is how America became great,” Case said. “The good news is that we’re still the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. The bad news is that all the other countries are trying to catch us.”
You don’t often get a chance to chat with a former chief information officer of an entire country — especially one the size and power of the United States of America.
Obama voters are camping meditators who like Samsung and Visa and like Paranormal Activity as well as The Colbert Report. Romney voters are quilting gun owners who shop at Walmart, eat at McDonald’s, and watch — believe it or not — Atlas Shrugged, the movie.
Remember Google’s TV ads unit? The one that’s shutting down in the next few months?
Looks like the doomed unit is in for a little bit more pain before the end, as they have apparently violated federal law in censoring the national Green Party’s political ads.
Wikipedia is launching another massive photo contest to boost the number of free photos visible in WikiMedia Commons and available for illustrating Wikipedia stories.
The contest is Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and is focused on photos of historic sites around the world.
Selling more than seven out of ten in a market where the the cheapest retina iPad costs easily 10 percent of an average worker’s annual salary is unbelievable.
Maybe you didn’t see Romney’s iAd. Or perhaps you’re just not impressed with the Republican candidate’s perfectly coiffed hair. Either way, if you own a smartphone, you’re close to twice as likely to support Obama as you are to support Romney.
If you’re looking for a job in technology, get out of New Jersey, fast. Get out of Birmingham, Alabama. Cross the river to New York, or the country to San Francisco. Even better, fly to Baltimore, Detroit, or Pittsburgh.